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Friday Night Jazz: The Jim Blomfield – Michel Padrón Quintet

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When: Friday 01 March

Time: 7:30 pm - 12:00 am

Cost: £12.00 – £21.50

Location: The Event Space


The Red Hot Jazz Club presents

The Jim Blomfield – Michel Padrón Quintet


*N.B. Advance ticket sales will stop on Thursday evening. Additional entry-only tickets will be available to purchase on the door from 7.30pm on Friday.*


Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz Night


Welcome back to The Red Hot Jazz Club!

Our first show in 2024 is the brilliant Jim Blomfield-Michel Padrón Quintet, bringing us a fantastic night of Afro-Cuban rhythms and Latin Jazz classics that won’t fail to make you move and dance.

Join us in our low-lit Jazz Club, book a table and maybe order the Jazz-Dinner from the Old Tannery (always delicious!) and experience a night of excellent live Latin-Jazz from an amazing band of top musicians.


It was only a matter of time before Cuban trumpeter and trombonist Michel Padrón crossed paths with ‘gringo’ Jim Blomfield… This band is the result of two brilliant exponents of the Afro-Cuban and Salsa genres bringing together some of their favourite musicians to play a dynamic set of sparkling Latin Jazz originals and covers.

Michel and Jim have regularly appeared together in many influential Bristol Latin Jazz and Salsa bands including Baila La Cumbia, Dockside Latin Orchestra, Saoco Collective and Bristol Salsa Orchestra (Michel being musical director and arranger for the latter two).


Havanan born Michel has toured extensively in Europe and the USA. He is the leader and musical director of Asere, a Latin band with a career spanning over two decades and one that has included collaborations with such musical legends as Billy Cobham, Cesaria Evora and Toto la Momposina.

A very versatile piano/keyboard player, Jim is one of the mainstays of both Bristol’s vibrant jazz and latin scene. He has backed countless big name guest soloists and released several albums of his own music which blend jazz with latin, rock, electronica and contemporary music influences. Well known as one of the UK’s finest salsa and Latin jazz pianists, he appears in numerous ensembles and has worked with such Latin legends as Asere and Roberto Pla.

The band is completed by the exciting and dynamic rhythm team of Jon Clark (drums), Jason Gaines (congas), and Roshan ‘Tosh’ Wijetunge (bass).


Friday 1st March

Doors: 7.30pm

Start: 8pm



Entry: £12 advance / £15 on the door

Arroz con Calabaza (Spicy Squash with Rice and Beans)*: £9.50 (advance booking only)

Arroz con Pollo (Spicy Chicken with Rice and Beans)*: £9.50 (advance booking only)

*For special dietary requirements, please contact The Old Tannery restaurant on [email protected] or 01458 440558.

Please note food options are subject to change.


For more information about this event, please contact [email protected]


18’s and over only

Please note, tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled

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The Red Hot Jazz Club